My Favorite NMMI Tradition: Silver Taps

By: Cadet Christopher Bulus The New Mexico Military Institute is in Roswell, New Mexico. The school was established by Colonel Robert S. Goss in 1899 and has been in existence since then. “I have learned that people will forget what you said, what you did, but cannot forget how you made them feel.” This quote…

Roommates & Friends at NMMI

By: Cadet Hailey Betancourt Being assigned a roommate is a scary situation. What if I hate her? What if she’s messy? What if we don’t get along? These are all situations I contemplated when I first arrived for matriculation. For my first week at NMMI, I had a room all to myself, which I thoroughly…

Gaining Work Experience at NMMI

By: Cadet Alejandro Rojas I’ve been at NMMI since I was a sophomore in high school, and I am currently a freshman in college. I always knew that here at the institute I had the opportunity to work in different places, such as the ropes course, the admissions office, or being a life guard at…

Etiquette Dinners at NMMI

By: Cadet Jose Robles At New Mexico Military Institute, they teach us academic, athletic, and military education, but what many do not know is that they also teach etiquette. Once a year, we have a class on etiquette where they teach you how to behave and act when attending a formal event. This class is…

How to Manage Your Time at NMMI

By: Cadet Boyd Kapalamoto A typical day for Cadets at New Mexico Military Institute begins at 06:30 hours. Cadets clean their rooms, making their rooms ready for inspection at any time during the day, take morning attendance and march to breakfast with their respective troops, and then they prepare for class at 07:50. Time is one of…

Being an International Student at NMMI

By: Cadet Christopher Bulus Life as an international student at NMMI is awesome. Most students in the school are internationals, with many of them being athletes. The reason is because the United States is one of the countries that encourages the combination of education and sports to contribute to the success of an individual. There…

Becoming More at NMMI

By:  Cadet Alexandria Rivera My life at NMMI started in August of 2013 when I was 14 years old. Now, five years later, I have much to say about how NMMI changed me. When I started, I remember never being challenged and doing homework without having to think hard about it at all. I found…

The Importance of Finding Support at NMMI

By: Cadet Alejandro Lopez Hello, my name is Alejandro Lopez, and I have been attending New Mexico Military Institute for three years. Every year is different because of different factors such as new rules and people leaving and entering the institute. One thing I have learned in this school is that there are many people…